Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Blue windows

This is a picture of an art installation along the High Line and I'm afraid my photo doesn't capture how beautiful the glass is. The name of this work is The River That Flows Both Ways by an artist called Spencer Finch. The panels are laminated glass with film interlayer. It is inspired by a trip on the Hudson River. The title is a translation of the name of the river from Mukkheakantuck, the Native American name for the Hudson and refers to the natural flow of the river in both directions. Wish I had a better shot of it, oh well!

7 comments:

Olivier said...

belle création, je ne connaissais pas cet artiste. J'ai cherché sur Internet, c'est bien ce qu'il fait Site Internet

Babzy said...

very beautiful installation , it must be really difficult to take a shot , depends of the light outside but i'm sure it's beautiful! Olivier thanks for the link !

the_plainsman said...

Not to be disappointed, Lori! The artist is said to have chosen his pallet based upon a sequence of photos he took of the Hudson, then reduced the essence of each photo to a single pixel and reflecting that essence in the laminated panels. Since the work's appearance changes in relation to the light levels and atmospheric conditions, the hues captured reflect those witnessed on the Hudson. Chances are that on your next visit, your images may be dramatically different. So worth another try! Jay W.

Moi said...

oh, what a find!!!

Blue Wave 707 said...

Actually it's a neat shot! Cool!

marley said...

That is a fascinating peice of art and your photo is just fine. Shows of the glass and colours :)

COL said...

It's gorgeous, Lor! XO COL